Rec Room is a true VR playground. It lets users come together and play games like charades, paintball, Frisbee golf, and dodgeball in a social setting. Like with anything social, you will meet good folks and not-so-good folks. Overall, it appears to be a really safe and fun environment to discover.
In Rec Room, you begin with your own private “dorm room” where you create and outfit your in-game avatar. You choose gender, clothing, hairstyle, and accessories. Once correctly outfitted, you move to the common area called the “locker room” where you get relaxed with the controls, meet with other players, and determine what games you want to play. You can start and stop a game when you want and are taken back to the locker room area.
Rec Room is fun for anyone. Though, recently, creators have limited access to 13 years and older.
Fantastic Contraption is an ingenious game in which you make “contraptions” (simple machines) to pilot obstacles in every level of the game. You construct these simple machines out of animal-like parts that you get from a cat. Once you’ve built and put together your machine, you test it to see if it will do its intended function so that you can finish the level. If it doesn’t, you perform changes and try it again. The game necessitates plenty of trial and error.
Fantastic Contraption is a blast. It entails creativity and problem-solving. You receive a few basic parts (wheels, axles, etc.), and it’s your job to construct something that will work and let you go to the next level. It’s a true STEM-inspired game.
Controlling the virtual machine parts in VR has you feeling like a mechanical engineer. It may be just the spark that some child needs to determine they want to do this for a living.